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Published by emi, 2018-11-20 08:01:21

ARGALLERY ARLAB 2018

Japan, tradition and modernity

presents JAPAN 2018
TRADITION AND MODERNITY
Lately I discovered new Italian
areas of excellence, that are

characterized by great dexteri-
ty and brilliance, but that often

don’t know how to introduce
themselv arredaesse arkets and
how to promote their great ca-

pabilities; and unfortunately
they are slowly dying, unable to

generate new orders, that
would be necessary to survive

nowadays.


3 “...Lately I discovered new Ita-
lian areas of excellence, that
are characterized by great dex-
terity and brilliance, but that

often don’t know how to
introduce themselves to new
markets and how to promo-
te their great capabilities; and
unfortunately they are slowly
dying, unable to generate new
orders, that would be necessary

to survive nowadays.”

Vittorio Molteni


13 EXHIBITION
57 OPENING
69 DESIGNER

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76 PRESENTATION
81 WORKSHOP
87 EXHIBITION
119 AWARDS

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AR GALLERY 70, THE LABORATORY OF EXCELLENCE
Maybe because I have always looked further, beyond the borders, creating a well-defined professional identity in

the “Contract”, working worldwide with my projects, all of them realized with Made in Italy products.

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MANGROVIA
of Fabiana Sapia
Base in wood of Porada,
realized with Iron wire, stones, mirror
PROPERTY: WORK OF THE IFDM ART FUND

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GIARDINO DI MARE
of Erika Feraboli
Armchair of Angelo Cappellini,
woven copper wire and twigs
PROPERTY: WORK OF THE IFDM ART FUND

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SENZA TITOLO
of Palma Massaro
Armchair of Moroso,
with mirrors applied on a support

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MULTIUNIVERSAL FOR NEW INTERCONNECTIONS
of Cinzia Defendi
Armchair of Nube,
realizated with water-based spray cans

IRIDE
of Gaia Ronchetti.
Inspired by the thousand shapes that paper can take, the luxury lamp Iride recalls a
light sheet that gently folds on a rod. The light runs inside a conical shape and then
spreads into the environment. A further touch of character is the spherical base with
bright colors, which with the right weight allows you to freely choose the inclination
and position of the lamp. Material Aluminum – Leather

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THE TABLE OF LIFE
From the forgotten forest, in the clayey swamps of Asia, life
re-emerges. A deposit of precious essences, of trunks and roots
of StoneOak®, the diamond of the woods: re-emerges from the
subsoil after millennia, a material of unique beauty, to which
time has conferred nobility and mystery.

In these ancient roots Adriana Lohmann, an Italo-Brazilian
designer who has always based her creations on mystical
symbology for the well-being of the rooms, finds inspiration
and creates an oval table, unique and sculptural.

The trunk and the inverted root are the starting point of this
project, a metaphor of the transition between structure and
growth, earth and sky.

The trunk is turned upside down, with its roots upwards like
antennae stretched out in the universe, crossed by an oval glass
top that symbolizes the metaphysical point between what was
once hidden away and now presents itself in the reflection of
itself. Zanuso Legno Srl was founded in 1959 and develops
its experience in the production and marketing of veneers and
veneers in various wood species both European and exotic.

Since then, he has established important collaborations with
the most successful Italian and foreign design excellences of
furniture and created a range of products of his own production,
from floors to boiseries, tables and furniture, of absolute quality
and characterized by uniqueness.

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SIDE TWO – SHIRO KURAMATA
Chest of drawers with a sinuous outline, originally designed in the 1970 as part of the celebrated Progetti Compiuti collection that
consists of various chest of drawers.
The Progetti Compiuti Side 2 has a structure made from black-stained ash with drawers lacquered in matt white. Brushed steel knobs.
Castor feet.

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COLONNE
Designed and hand made by Adriana Lohmann
Made in various diameters and lenghts, these vertical blades of light represent one
of the first historic pieces of Adriana’s creatiivity dedicated to the well-being. The
“columns” are a sort of structural hologram, reassuring elements of our human psiche.
Disposed in groups, the place takes life as a sort of magical forest.

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YUKATA
A yukata is a Japanese garment, a casual summer kimono usually made of cotton or
synthetic fabric, and unlined. Yukata are worn at outdoor summer events such as ha-
nabi (fireworks) displays and bon-odori festivals. Yukata are also worn at traditional
Japanese inns (ryokan), especially after bathing in hot springs (onsen).

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CHASHITSU
This room is devoted to the Japanese tea ritual, contemporarily revisited by Gianmarco Molteni. The visitor enters this
charming space through the typical Japanese curtain, Noren, and, once inside, can experience a peaceful and relaxing

atmosphere, also thanks to the sounds of nature here reproduced.
The room consists in a central space – a sort of an island – with larch wooden floor, made of different shapes, and a modern
reinterpretation of tatami, with polyurethane pillows as seats, evoking the floor pattern and painted with the typical colours

of nature, like green or grey. Some of the floor panels are in sandblasetd methacrylate, backlighted by blue leds:
a perfect mix between natural and traditional materials, as wood, and modern ones, like leds.

Such space is surrounded by an iron structure with steel small cables on top, from which oriental bamboo lamps hang.
On two sides of the structure, instead, there are cylindrical jetty exhibitors, with metal structure and wooden shelves,

exposing typical objects of tea culture.

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35 This room is characterized by
all the main features of Japane-
se living and tea rooms: simpli-

city, essentiality, geometrical
lines and natural materials. At
the same time, it tastefully en-
riches and enhances the major

standards of such a place.


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Typical objects of the teatime tradition – from macha tea cups up to decorated porce-
lain teapots with bamboo handle, on display in specific cylindrical exhibitors.

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JAPANESE GARDEN

In a Japanese tearoom, it is extremely important to establish a close contact with nature, able to relax mind and senses.
That’s why Veronica Ronchi designed a wallpaper meant to recreate an opening towards traditional Japanese gardens.
Such wallpaper, called in fact Japanese Garden, represents an extraordinary lake rich in waterlilies, lotus and sakura
flowers, and golden bamboo branches turning into fans towards a sunset sky, where herons fly happily and harmoniou-
sly, as symbols of beauty and lightness.

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LO SPIRITO DI TAO
of An Yuanyuan
Small table of Misuraemme,
realized with mixed technique

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INVASIONI INCONSCIENTI
of Katarina Vukcevic
Chaise longue of Poliform, realized with painted and woven ropes, glued on frabric
PROPERTY: WORK OF THE IFDM ART FUND

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THANKS

Thanks to all of you, to the artists, the enterprises and artisans that have
believed in the project and that have kindly given their works to an innovative

space, prototype for an area that will be soon created in Doha (Qatar),
on the occasion of the Arredaesse Qatar Opening, a new business ready to face

an international challenge.

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49 My great wish is to have scho-
ols visiting this space that is
full of artworks and important
objects, designed and/or cre-
ated by well-known talented
people, pride of our “ability to
make”, that should be taken as
an example by the young gene-

ration, the future of our
society.


JAPANESE MASKS
Japanese masks are used traditionally in theater, festivals or
rituals. They are connected to folk myths and tails. Masks repre-
sent people, creatures, devil, ghosts and animals.
Some of the Japanese traditional masks are Tengu, Hannya,
Onna, Otafuku masks.

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